September 20, 2014 Subject:
This 1865 re-telling of the beloved classic Cinderella story is short and succinct using the common "everyday" way most people spoke back in the Civil War era, which might seem somewhat formal to us now in the 21st century. However, older elementary school-aged children should not have much trouble at all reading and comprehending this version. The best part of this little book is the lovely, detailed colored illustrations of which there are many considering the brevity of the story. If you are not interested in reading the story, but are one who appreciates fine book illustrations, you owe it to yourself to peruse this particular little book.
Reviewer:Dr. Abdullah Shaghi
April 26, 2014 Subject:
Cinderella as a story for all the children
This story is very charming. I like it. It is very nice and good story for all the children's who are growing day to day.
April 12, 2013 Subject:
Its very nice and good story for all the children's who are growing day to day.
February 12, 2013 Subject:
November 17, 2012 Subject:
A lot of high tech safety features
This induction cooktop works exactly as supposed to. The top surface is a single piece black crystal plate making it very easy to clean. The key pad is very easy to use, I just need to put my finger and slightly touch the surface, no need to press hard. There is something under the cooktop can detect the touch and it works like miracle. The cooktop stops heating once the cookware removed from the top. It can detect if the cookware is put on the cooktop, and it does not turn on if I put my hand on the cooktop surface. This eliminates the burning accidents, very useful!!
One thing I am not sure about is the fan keeps turning for a few minutes after I turn off the heating. It may be another safety feature though.
Reviewer:Gerry Resmi Liyana
June 21, 2012 Subject:
November 10, 2010 Subject:
Limp, Lifeless Prose Needs a Fairy Godmother of its Own
Sorry to spoil the ending, but I have to say, I got a real kick out of the incredibly lame Victorian prose in this gem. Just picture trying to read this to your kids:
... Ladies of all ranks were permitted to make a trial of the slipper; but it was of no use. Cinderella now said, "Let me try—perhaps it may fit me." It slipped on in a moment. Great was the vexation of the two sisters at this; but what was their astonishment when Cinderella took the fellow slipper out of her pocket!
At that moment the godmother appeared,and touched Cinderella's clothes with her wand. Her sisters then saw that she was the beautiful lady they had met at the ball, and, throwing themselves at her feet, craved her forgiveness.
A short time after, she was married to the Prince, to the intense gratification of the whole Court.
Give me a break!
Personally I prefer the real version, where the evil sisters cut off parts of their feet to try to make the shoe fit, and then get heir eyes pecked out by birds as a punishment for their wickedness. Right On!! I have to believe that kids of any age and any time would agree.
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June 10, 2007 Subject:
this book is very interesting